Injuries add to Warrington woes

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Struggling Warrington have added Lee Briers to their injured list after their fifth defeat in a row. Briers had an X-ray examination on his wrist yesterday, making up a block booking with Chris Bridge (knee) and Mark Gleeson (hand), who both missed Sunday's 52-26 defeat at Castleford.

The Wolves, who are already missing Logan Swann and Paul Rauhihi, could also be without their prop forward, Paul Wood, for this Sunday's game at home to Huddersfield. Wood appears at a disciplinary hearing today, along with Castleford's Ryan McGoldrick, with whom he was sent off for fighting at The Jungle.

The Warrington coach, Paul Cullen, has blamed the referee, Steve Ganson, for the stormy second half, when three other players were sent to the sin-bin. Cullen said the game became "a circus" after Ganson failed to refer a try in the opening minutes to the video referee.

Castleford, now five points clear of last-placed Wigan, are continuing to plan on the basis of still being in Super League next season. The Tigers are being strongly linked in New Zealand with the Kiwi Test forward Awen Guttenbeil, who is being released by the New Zealand Warriors.

They are also considering a move for Mark O'Neill, with whom they were in discussions last year before he joined Leeds, who are not retaining him.

Another Kiwi prop, Roy Asotasi, who had been considering a move to Britain, has joined South Sydney.

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